Dorothy Cotton never publicly spoke about her intimate relationship with King. But no woman – not even King's wife – was closer to the civil rights icon during the last years of his life.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
Written by a former lawyer, a new play presents a forceful critique of the Australian legal system's treatment of sexual assault.
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Since #MeToo, the number of women and men who say that they've been sexually assaulted or harassed in recent months has not changed much.
The backlash against sexual harassment and assault of women in Mexico was slow to get started, but thanks to a Twitter campaign, women in all professions are now beginning to speak out.
From the French Revolution to #MeToo, social movements often burst into the mainstream with what seems like little warning. Cass Sunstein explains why.
Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
Delays in reporting a rape and in recording a video interview with police can have an impact on whether an investigation continues.
Sen. Martha McSally has broken gender barriers right and left. Despite the power she amassed over a career of firsts, she felt 'powerless' when raped. She's not the only woman to feel that way.
A combination of a deep-rooted patriarchal culture, conservative religious values and gender-insensitive law enforcement practices still deters Indonesian women from reporting rape.
Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
Joe Orton's final play, a savage parody of social attitudes to sexual coercion, could have been written for the #MeToo generation.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Universities have done a lot over the last two years to respond to the high rate of sexual assault and harassment on campus, but we still don't know whether rates of incidents have dropped.
Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user's guide.
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An employment law expert explains why it's time CEOs had to follow the same rules and harassment policies as every other employee.